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LG Optimus G specs leak revealing the manufacturer's most beastly smartphone yet

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LG Optimus G specs leak revealing the manufacturer's most beastly smartphone yet
Back when the Apple iPhone was something new, LG was known for its featurephones. Models such as the LG "V", the LG Voyager and the LG Vu were commonly seen in the palms of mobile phone users in the States and overseas LG had a wide variety of similar models like the LG Viewty, LG ARENA and even the LG PRADA. It wasn't until the LG INCITE came to the U.S. that the Korean manufacturer had shipped a smartphone to the States.

LG's first U.S. smartphone, the LG INCITE for AT&T

LG's first U.S. smartphone, the LG INCITE for AT&T

Times have changed and LG has been focusing on the smartphone side of the market. If some leaked specs found in AsiaToday are legitimate, the company is working on its most powerful smartphone to date, a model that will allow LG to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S III. The device is allegedly called the LG Optimus G and for starters, it is expected to offer a 4.7 inch TrueHD (no Pentile display here) IPS screen with a quad-core processor of unknown make under the hood. 2GB of RAM will be on board this beast along with a 13MP camera. The unit will support Voice over LTE technology and the latest Optimus UI will run on top of Android 4.0.

This is similar to how LG competed against the Samsung GALAXY Note phablet. After the device had been out for a while, LG introduced its own phablet, the LG Optimus Vu which has already been released in Korea and Japan and will get a more global launch next month. As for the rumored LG Optimus G, it would be great if we could remove this from the speculation pile and see this beast on display at the upcoming IFA in Berlin at the end of this month.

We do have to add that this sounds suspiciously similar to the LG Eclipse, expected to be heading to Sprint and AT&T this October.

If the LG Optimus G does get released, will it give the Samsung Galaxy S III a run for the money?

source: AsiaToday (translated) via Phandroid

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posted on 21 Aug 2012, 12:35 3

1. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Isn't this the lg eclipse coming for sprint.?

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 12:41 2

2. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


looks like it

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 12:46

3. Jphones (Posts: 233; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


depends on what it looks like. it could have the best specs in the world but if the phone is ugly regular consumers wont buy it. hopefully it does look good though always good to have high end phone competition

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 12:47

4. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


3.0 GHz. 64 of on board memory, made of see through glass. Has 4000 battery. Comes witha pen of its own

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 12:54

5. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


So the difference between this and the Optimus 4XHD is the 2 gigs of RAM and the camera(Which we all know is not gonna be that good)? Meh...I think it's too early; the 4XHD is already one hell of a beast

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 12:59 1

6. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Why can't it be built on top of Jellybean =/

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:03

7. lpratas (Posts: 96; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I expect that this new phone not be only for North American market but also for Europe. Already enough of North American exclusivities.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:18

8. downphoenix (Posts: 2285; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Was gonna upgrade next month, but good things come to those who wait :)

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:31 2

9. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Get over yourself LG u cant make phones anymore. First off all LG's UI looks horrribly ugly and their phones suck. There is no way they can compete with the GALAXY S3. GS3 FTW!!!

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:36 3

11. MingLiangChen (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


oh come on, GS3 deserves some competition

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 13:35 1

10. PilotHead (Posts: 18; Member since: 26 Apr 2009)


" and the latest Optimus UI will run on top of Android 4.0"....and you lost me.

Not to mention LG is probably one of the worst offenders in updating their UI or Android, and probably the worst in terms of battery life.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 14:13

14. kanagadeepan (Posts: 638; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Ya, reminds LG Thrill (AT&T's Optimus 3D)...

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 14:16 1

15. TylerGrunter (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Depends on the model: the LG optimus 4X HD offers a pretty decent battery life, somewhere in the middle of the HTC one X and the Samsung Galaxy S3. So they are improving.
I agree on the late updates both for UI and Android versions though

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 14:07

12. mrllano (Posts: 87; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


nahh...

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 14:13 2

13. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


If it comes to the US with a quad-core processor than it easily beats the GSIII.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 16:21

17. grams17 (Posts: 21; Member since: 10 May 2011)


Can we get this on metro pcs? Waiting for upgrade from this esteem.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 21:38 2

18. redmd (Posts: 865; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I hope the processor is a quad core Krait.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 21:52

19. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i hope so too!

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